2024 Environmental Assessment Student Internship

at Hanson Professional Services, Inc. in Springfield, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Hanson Professional Services Inc. is a dynamic, employee-owned engineering consulting firm of more than 400 employees providing a full range of multi-disciplined engineering, scientific, and allied services throughout the USA.

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Hanson is seeking candidates for our 2024 Environmental Assessment Student Internship programs. We have potential opportunities the following locations: Indianapolis and our corporate headquarters in Springfield, Illinois.

Our Environmental Assessment discipline is made up of environmental scientists and biologists who navigate local, state, and federal National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) environmental regulations and permitting for primarily public sector projects including Departments of Transportation (DOTs) and local governments.

Click HERE ( to see examples of Hanson’s Environmental projects.

General Assignments: Interns will perform routine environmental assessment tasks using standard procedures under supervision of professional environmental scientists and biologists and may assist Hanson engineers, designers and technicians in disciplines related to their field of study.

Interns will typically support one or more experienced professionals in performance of assignments, spend time shadowing actual operations, and have unique assignments that support larger projects as well as experience the day-to-day workings of environmental assessment . Interns may perform and/or participate in additional activities/events which help them build a strong network within the Hanson community and with fellow interns. Internships may require travel to suppliers, customers, or other Hanson locations.

Key Responsibilities: Environmental Assessment interns will be expected to perform the following key responsibilities with assistance from a Hanson professional:

+ Prepare NEPA documentation primarily for categorical exclusion-level projects but also environmental assessments and environmental impact statements

+ Gather and provide data for the preparation of environmental reports and studies

+ Assist in conducting various environmental field surveys including threatened and endangered species habitat surveys, tree identification, stream characterizations and wetland delineations

+ Utilize software packages such as ArcGIS desktop or ArcGIS Pro for environmental data gathering and exhibit creation

+ Assist in the preparation of environmental permit applications

+ Perform related duties such as writing memoranda, letters or general reports; collecting and correlating data; maintaining records; attending meetings; and operating technical equipment


Intern must be actively enrolled in a relevant field of study such as Environmental Science, Environmental Biology, Natural Resources, Biology, Ecology or Environmental Engineering. The ideal candidate will have successfully completed their sophomore year, be actively enrolled in an accredited 4-year college or university and have familiarity with Geographical Information System software.

Key requirements are listed but not limited to the following:

+ Strong written and oral communication skills

+ Strong analytical skills

+ Knowledge of Microsoft Office

+ Valid driver’s license


Our focus on people means we offer a generous benefits program to help you create a solid foundation for health and security throughout your career, including:

Competitive compensation

Performance bonuses

401(k) with matching contribution

Employee Stock Ownership Plan

Comprehensive health & well-being plans

Financial wellness plans

Work-life balance programs

Want to know more? Visit our benefits page ( for all the details.


We understand that selecting a job is about more than the day-to-day tasks. It’s important to feel like you belong and safe to grow and progress along your career path. You’ll find that at Hanson. We have an inclusive, diverse workforce awaiting to connect with you and numerous opportunities to cultivate your career, including:

Monthly educational webinars

Leadership training

Lunch & learn development sessions

24/7 access to thousands of skill-building courses

Mentorship opportunities

Award-winning internship program

Employee recognition

And so much more!

As employers/governmental contractors, we comply with government regulations, including affirmative action responsibilities where they apply. To assist us in meeting our affirmative action goals, employees are encouraged to refer minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.



We do not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or agencies/staffing firms. Resumes are only accepted from recruiters and agency/staffing firms if a signed agreement is in place at the inception of the recruiting effort and authorized for a specified position.

? At Hanson, our people are what distinguishes us.

Hanson is a dynamic, employee-owned consulting firm providing a full range of engineering, scientific, and allied services throughout the United States. With innovative spirit and a drive to continuously improve, our people go the extra mile to give our clients the best possible results.

Those efforts have helped us maintain our status as one of the top firms in the engineering industry. We’re large enough to take on exciting, challenging projects; but small enough to know and inspire each other along the way.

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Job Posting: JC247472438

Posted On: Sep 09, 2023

Updated On: Dec 02, 2023

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